Thursday, 20 February 2014

Fashion Post: Rihanna American Vogue March 2014 Cover Shoot

You should already know that I am #TeamRihanna, so of course not only am I pleased that she's on the cover of the March issue of American Vogue, but that she is slaying!

Read the article here where she shares some of her tried and true style tips, my favourite of them all is:

"If I'm wearing a top, I don't wear a bra...If I'm wearing a bra, I just wear a bra."

See below for the rest of the shoot.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Visual Post: NEW Kelis - Jerk Ribs (Music Video)

The first single from Kelis's latest album Food. I love this video: not only does it reminds me of a fashion editorial, but also just how awesome her style is! Oh and the song is pretty cool too.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Hair Crush: Nicole Richie's Long Bob!

My post on Nia Long's 'Best Man Holiday' hair has been incredibly popular and I'm still completely obsessed with long bobs...

As I mentioned before I love that this length is long enough to go into a bun, yet short enough to not get on my nerves! I also love pixie cuts, but the grow out phase is a pain. I think Nicole Richie pulls off this look effortlessly...

Update: I came across a photo of Zoe Saldana wearing a similar style, but with a middle-part. This definitely going to be my summer hairstyle. See below for the photo:

Friday, 14 February 2014

Fashion Post: Bag Lust Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Bag

I haven't thought about Louis Vuitton as a brand for quite some time now; ever since the CĂ©line mini luggage came onto the scene circa 2010 I became fixated, but as with all obsessions that has now subsided. I've always been familiar with the Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Bag, however as much as I love it, it has always been an expensive in double the price of the 'average' designer bag.

I still happen to find the LV SC bag beautiful, minimalist and timeless...a girl can dream right?!

Photo credit:

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Foodie Post: Burger and Lobster for the win!

 I love seafood especially lobster, but up until this point I hated Burger & Lobster! After hearing so much about it and waiting 2 hours to eat, it was very underwhelming. A number of things contributed to my bad experience: first the wait, although we went away and came back, I hate waiting for food. Secondly I was seated in the aisle and not the booth, which again I hate and we were right by the kitchen- I would have made a fuss however there was no alternative seating.

As you can imagine I was extremely irritable by the time I was ready to order. Then as per the waiter's advice I order my lobster grilled, which turned out to be a big mistake! He ensured us it was the better option and promised it would be flavoursome, instead we received dry, chewy, possibly overcooked lobster. My friends and I came to the conclusion that either the general public had poor taste buds, or they sold us dreams on Instagram because the food was so bland that we needed the sauce and even resorted to using ketchup!

I say all this as a prelude to my most recent visit to a different branch where the dining is much more comfortable, and instead I ordered the steamed lobster which was much better. I'm still not a huge lover of Burger and Lobster, but I would go back as it's perfect for a day out shopping/a casual lunch. You can't beat the price either...I may even try the Lobster Roll next time as I love Brioche. This should give me my lobster fix until I'm in the tropics!

Of course a dinner date would not be complete without dessert...

Friday, 7 February 2014

Daily Wisdom: TGIF Edition!

"You know you are on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back..."


Look back for what?!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Foodie Post: Sticky Wings

I live for food...literally, and chicken wings remain a firm favourite (blame it on the pigment). This of course means that I'm particularly fond of restaurants that specialise in wings and offer not only a variety of flavours, but also a boneless option.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

I've just finished reading Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth: Awakening to your life's purpose, and a quote regarding the Ego stood out to me which I wanted to share...

"The reason why such acute suffering occurs is concealed in the word 'my', and it is structural. The unconscious compulsion to enhance one's identity through association with an object is built into the very structure of the egoic mind."

I've been interested in the meaning and the cause of (self-inflicted) suffering and Buddhist philosophy for quite some time now. My interpretation is that aside from the basic human needs: food, water and shelter, much of our internal suffering is a result of unnecessary wanting. This often manifests itself in the form of 'first world problems', something which I happen to be very familiar with.

I've included my overall thoughts and more below.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Miley Cyrus for W Magazine March 2014 (NSFW)

It's turning out to be an image-heavy Monday, but I just had to post this Miley Cyrus editorial despite my general distaste for her insistence on cultural appropriation: although that's another story!

I first saw the images on Twitter and actually thought they were of Lady Gaga; in my opinion the editorial styled by Edward Enninful and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott tastefully displays nudity and is also Miley's best photo-shoot so far.

Source: W Magazine
See below for my favourite image and the link to the rest of the shoot.

Vanity Fair 20th Annual Hollywood Issue

This is how you convey diversity in a photoshoot...

Source: @writersofcolour twitter
Of course Lupita is looking regal as always...

Monday Inspiration

No words. Just a visual...


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!

This post is slightly late but...Happy Chinese New Year! On the actual day I attended dinner at one of my favourite restaurants to celebrate, this year is the year of the horse which is supposed to be good luck as it's 'my' year. Last year was amazing so if this year is lucky I can't wait! It's been a good 33 days already!

Yesterday I received a fortune cookie whilst shopping in Selfridges and I must say I love my fortune!

Sorry I haven't been blogging as much at the moment; I've been super busy but I actually have quite a bit of material in drafts that I will release in due time!